Since she rose to fame in the 80s, Canadian singer Celine Dion has been a formidable force in the music industry. Until now, the My Heart Will Go On crooner has remained active, playing in sold-out arenas around the world.
If you’re planning to catch the remaining shows of her Courage World Tour, you’re in for some bad news. The 53-year old has announced that the North American leg is now canceled.
According to Celine Dion official website, Dion is officially canceling the last shows of her tour. These concerts were initially scheduled for March 9 — April 22, 2022, in the U.S. and Canada.
Dion had already completed the first 52 shows before the pandemic emerged last March 2020. Recently, she has been treated for severe and persistent muscle spasms. These have been preventing her from performing on stage since 2020. Unfortunately, her recovery is taking longer than expected. Her medical team continues to evaluate and treat the condition.
“I was really hoping that I’d be good to go by now, but I suppose I just have to be more patient and follow the regimen that my doctors are prescribing,” Dion said.
“There’s a lot of organizing and preparation that goes into our shows, and so we have to make decisions today which will affect the plans two months down the road. I’ll be so glad to get back to full health, as well as all of us getting past this pandemic, and I can’t wait to be back on stage again.”
On the other hand, the singer acknowledged all the love and support she has been receiving from fans worldwide. “Meanwhile, I’ve been very touched by all the words of encouragement that everyone’s been sending to me on social media. I feel your love and support, and it means the world to me,” she added.
The North American leg of her world tour may be out of the picture already, but there is no official word yet regarding the Europen leg. In fact, it is still scheduled to begin May 25, 2022, in Birmingham, England.
For now, all fans can do is wait for further updates on Dion’s health. While it may be a total bummer to miss out on Dion’s powerful vocal chops, the diva should recover before she goes back on stage. Let’s all wish her well!
Art Daniella Sison